NASA announces landing site location for lunar drill

In late 2022, NASA, working with Intuitive Machines, an agency partner for commercial Moon deliveries, will send an ice-mining experiment attached to a robotic lander to the lunar South Pole on a ridge not far from Shackleton crater – a location engineers and scientists have assessed for months.

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An illustration of Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lander with a depiction of NASA’s Polar Resources Ice-Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1) attached to the spacecraft on the surface of the Moon

NASA data from spacecraft orbiting the Moon indicate this location, referred to as the Shackleton connecting ridge, could have ice below the surface.